St. Michael’s Cathedral located in Sitka, Alaska is of the Orthodox Church of the Diocese of Alaska. As the earliest Orthodox cathedral in the New World, it was built when Alaska was in control of Russia. Since 1962 it has been a National Historic Landmark. Once you enter the church you immediately notice most of the original collection that had embellished the earlier cathedral such as Our Lady of Sitka. The display cases surrounding the chapel also contain treasures from the original chapel that was destroyed by accidental fire in 1966. Italian Roccocco design can be found on some of the doors, while the silver plated style of the eighteenth and nineteenth century can be seen in the icons of Christ the Savior and the Virgin Mary. It is a stunning experience.
ONE SUNDAY ONLY!!
Don’t miss it!
Sunday, August 13th ONLY!!!
4 to 8 pm
Come join us this summer as we have fun with art at the bar. Drink and draw, paint, play, network and have fun! Spend this Sunday afternoon in August in the Bronx with BxArts Factory and Chelsea Craft Brewery! We will have live models to draw, music, contests and many other cool things to do! Bring your sketchbooks and pencils! We will also have some supplies available! Models will pose to be drawn! Plus we will have other games and art stations to keep things fun!
The Studio Museum in Harlem presents the exhibition Regarding the Figure with work from The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection. The works in the exhibition showcase the use of portraiture and figuration to reflect personal history and identity as well as representation and responsibility. Open now through August 6th!Barkley L. Hendricks “Lawdy Mama” 1969 (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2017.)
Community Action Day: I am Present
May 21, 2017 (3-5pm)
It will be a day to reflect, heal and act in support of our community. This day of action will bring together an amazing group of women artists that, with you, and other community members will bring action and attention to the many cases of missing black and brown girls in the Bronx and adjacent cities. We will use creativity to heal, express ourselves and be present with each other. We will have tables filled with art materials for artists and community members to work together. We will also have a table for children to create.
The Action Day will be videotaped to have an online resource for spreading the message and awareness in regards to our missing girls. Come be part of a collective wall of words and be part of this wonderful thoughtful day.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: “Hombres de Arcilla” (Men of Clay) showcases Alberto Villalobos’ collection of 43 hand-made clay masks. These masks honor the memory of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. About his work, Villalobos says “for me, clay represents the fragility of life, yet the resilience of the human spirit. I hope that by giving faces to the disappeared, their memory may live on.”
Photo Credit: Barbara Reeley Graphic design: Meagan Van Ahn
The campus of Hofstra University in Long Island was in full bloom last weekend. Enjoy these photos and follow this link for more information on the campus: http://www.hofstra.edu/library/libspc/libspc_florafauna.html